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Model behavior : a comparison of models explaining how video game violence affects aggression

Tan, L.H. (2009) Model behavior : a comparison of models explaining how video game violence affects aggression.

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Abstract:Two competing models of aggression were tested for effects of playing a violent video game: the General Aggression Model (Bushman & Anderson, 2002) and the Catalyst Model of Violent Crime (Ferguson et al., 2008). Analyses of factors usually included in studies using the General Aggression Model were not found to match predictions of this model, as exposure to playing a violent video game did not lead to increased aggression for all participants. Consistent with the Catalyst model, effects were found for aggressive personality on aggression measures and no predictive effects were found for playing a violent video game. Long term exposure to repeated violent video game play was found to have a negative effect on aggression, contrary to predictions of the General Aggression Model.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:77 psychology
Programme:Psychology MSc (66604)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/59614
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